Meniere 2010, Kyoto, Japan
Organizing Committee
Program at a glance
Program - Oral
Program - Poster
Instructions for Presenters
Session Topics
Call for Abstracts
Satellite Symposium
Social Programs
Tours in Kyoto
Accommodation and Travel
Access to Kyoto
Map of Kyoto
Related Links

Access to Kyoto

A direct flight to Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the most convenient and economical route for overseas participants. From there, participants can reach Kyoto by the following means.
  1. JR (Japan Railway) Airport Express Train, Haruka directly connects you to JR Kyoto station. Traveling time: 75 min. Fare: ¥3,490 for reserved seats, ¥2,980 for non-reserved seats.
  2. Airport limousine bus service. Buses depart every hour. Traveling time: 95 min. Fare: ¥2,500.
  3. Kansai airport shuttle service. Traveling time: 3 hours (subject to change due to traffic conditions).

Access to Japan

Participants arriving at Narita (New Tokyo) International Airport may choose from the following alternatives;.

  1. Narita Express train to JR Tokyo station. Traveling time: 60 min. Board JR Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Kyoto station, which runs frequently. The traveling time is approx. 2hours and 20 minutes. The total train fare from Narita to JR Kyoto station: ¥16,230.
  2. A limited number of domestic flights to Osaka Itami Airport from Narita Airport (Flight time: 70 minutes). From there take an airport limousine bus to JR Kyoto station (55 minutes, ¥1,280)
Access to Kyoto
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Kiyomizu TempleKyoto - Ancient Capital
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan for more than 1000 years since the 8th century.
    It flourished as the center of politics and culture until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1868. It attracted scholars, artisans and religious leaders, whose works created representative elements of Japanese culture. Exquisite arts and crafts such as Chado (tea ceremony), Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), silk kimono and textiles all have their origins here. There is a castle, many magnificent temples and shrines, of which seventeen are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kyoto is not only a historical but also a modern technically advanced city. There are also many stylish and high-tech buildings.
    Autumn with its magnificent colored nature is the best time to experience the fascinating city, Kyoto.

ICC KyotoConference Venue
Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) has shaped the history of conventions in Japan since its opening in 1966. ICC Kyoto has staged over 16,000 conferences in every field. It is a historic place where the Kyoto Protocol COP3 was adopted in 1997. Surrounded by beautiful nature, the buildings are positioned within the vast traditional Japanese garden.